Do you have a favorite writing instrument?

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  1. Mike Frezon

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    Just kinda curious about other's preference for when they put pen to paper.

    A few years ago I fell in love with Tul gel pens--exclusive to OfficeMax. They come in different flavors...but I prefer the black medium retractable pen. They also come in stick, ball-point, blue, etc. They have since added a line of highlighters.

    These pens look good, write well and I can't tell you how many I've given away to people who borrow them and admire them. I usually buy them a dozen at a time to be sure I've always got some on hand. They even seem to last for a reasonable amount of time. And, for gel pens, they have a pretty low "smear" tendency while writing in crisp, bold, smooth lines.

    Here's an on-line review I found from someone of like mind.

    What do you guys use?
     
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    Mike,

    After many years I have slowly controlled the urge to purchase new pens for the sake of newness when I already have so many varieties just rolling around in a desk drawer. Having said that I have looked at the Tul Gel pens from time to time when in Office Max and I think they look nice. Your post may make be backslide and purchase a few even though I need them like another hole in my head.

    - Walter.
     
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    Give 'em a try, Walter. I kinda like having the same pen at my disposal...with the bonus that these feel and write terrific.

    You can try out a four-pack for something like $6.xx That's another good thing. While they're not "cheap," they're not overly expensive either. I could get an endless supply of cheap ballpoints from my work...but that doesn't work for me.
     
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    I started using the standard Blue Papermate pens years ago when I was in accounting. I used to use more expensive pens, but they always came up missing while I was visiting clients. No one steals Papermates, and they write acceptably well for me, so I have no reason to change. I really couldn't care less about the prestige factor at this point in time...
     
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    Zebra Telescopic

    It has a textured metal barrel that collapses to make the pen nice and small. I find that this $2 pen looks, feels, and writes better than most expensive pens I've used.
     
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    I like the Pilot G-2 finepoint. It is nothing special, but I like the way they write.
     
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    I've been liking the "Uni Ball Signo" lately -- maybe I was influenced by the claim the pen helps prevent check fraud.
     
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    For years, I've carried a cheap Bic Bu2 Grip retractable pen at all times.
     
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    When I write, I don't care about the type of pen, but when I start a story I need to use the same pen all the way through or until the pen runs out of ink. Just a little quirk of mine. My wife has heard: "Where the F***k is my PEN?!" more than a few times. [​IMG]
     
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    Any pen I get for free is my favorite. I usually take them from hotels I stay at and from the booths at places like car shows and home improvement shows.
     
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    I never leave home without my QuickPad Pro. It's a dedicated word processor, no booting delays, much lighter than a laptop, and 4 AA batteries last over 70 hours.
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    Or maybe they are just extremely popular with the "Dave" crowd... [​IMG]
     
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    My favorite writing instrument is the MS Natural keyboard. I can't really type well on a "straight" keyboard anymore.

    [​IMG]

    I'm left-handed and find it's difficult to write with most skinny stick pens. I need something beefy to grab hold of, and a small section with a bell shaped flair really helps. BIC even puts an oversized rubber grip on some of them. Last time I bought pens by the box was the BIC Roller but that was many years ago.

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    I'm lefthanded too. (If that means anything.) [​IMG]
     
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    I may be left-handed but at least I'm right-eye-dominant. This permits me to be a crack shot with a 1938 Carcano. [​IMG]
     
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    Hmmm. I'm right-handed, but left-eye dominant. (What a crazy mixed-up world!) [​IMG]

    And about the only time that's ever come into play for me was when I've gone hunting with rifles.
     
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